Fulham head Heidar hunt
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fulham are now heading the chase to sign Watford striker Heidar Helguson.Fulham are now believed to be heading the chase to sign Watford striker Heidar Helguson.
The Icelandic marksman is being hunted by a number of clubs, with Premiership newcomers Wigan and West Ham also keen on the 27-year-old.
Paul Jewell was thought to be close to tying up a deal for Helguson to move to The JJB Stadium, but Chris Coleman could now scupper his plans.
Fulham have been joined by the likes of Sunderland, Leeds United and Sheffield United in keeping tabs on Helguson, but they are now making a concerted effort to get their man.
The Hornets are resigned to losing their top striker and will be looking to get around £1.5 million for Helguson to ease the blow of his departure from Vicarage Road.
Fulham's status as a settled Premiership outfit, and the fact that Helguson would not have to move are thought to be factors in the deal.
Coleman has targeted Helguson in a move that could see Andy Cole leave Craven Cottage and rejoin former side Blackburn Rovers.
Cole left Ewood Park on a free transfer and became Fulham's top scorer last season, but Coleman will let the 33-year-old leave if he gets Helguson in.
Meanwhile, Watford have appointed Wycombe Wanderers youth team coach Gary Smith to the position of assistant academy manager.
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